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About OJC

Otero Junior College is a public, state school in a rural setting in La Junta, Colorado. OJC was founded in 1941 and enrolls 1,449 undergrads and no graduate students. OJC provides housing for up to 360 students.

There are many ways for students to get involved at OJC! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of OJC's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? OJC students can .

There are no fraternities or sororities at OJC, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? OJC has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at OJC on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at OJC on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to OJC for Fall 2022 is August 15.

2021 OJC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
In-State Tuition $4,452
Out-of-State $4,601
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $0

Is OJC a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at all of these areas to get a better sense of what OJC offers and if it sounds like the right college for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at OJC

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 53% of students who start at OJC return the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for OJC Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Tuition and Financial Aid at OJC

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at OJC. Based on this information, how does OJC sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is OJC a good school for you?

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Where is OJC?

OJC is located in the rural setting of La Junta, Colorado.

If you want to see OJC for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 50 to La Junta, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Colorado Springs.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what OJC and La Junta are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1802 Colorado Avenue La Junta, CO 81050-3415

Campus Setting: Rural

OJC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to OJC is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to OJC is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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